Doctor Cameron Clokie: Breakthrough Surgeries

7:02 pm on August 31, 2017

For those not yet familiar with the subject, Cameron Clokie DDS, Ph.D. is a surgeon, entrepreneur and a scientist. Some say it is a rarity for a person to be all three. He is based out of Canada.

Clokie holds a doctorate from McGill University which he completed in 1992. His specialty while there was bone regeneration as it’s related to the interface development of dental implants. He is now a practicing surgeon who is thought by some to be a leader in the fields of maxillofacial and oral surgery.

Additionally, he has contributed to academia and the research connected to the study of the jaw. He has taught classes as a professor and has also composed research papers. Clokie was offered the position of Head of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Doctor Clokie started offering his patients another procedural option to reconstructive jaw surgery a few years ago. Specifically, he offered them a form of bone

regeneration that utilizes stem cells. This was but one of his break-through surgeries that are acknowledged to be milestones in the area of reconstructive surgery.

Prior to this, oral surgeons and dentists use to tak bone and tissue from other locations of the patient’s body or even use the bones from animals in order to reconstruct a damaged jaw.

Using Doctor Clokie’s new technique, however, a patient’s jaw could actually regenerate very much like how a baby grows when it’s young. The technique opens the field to new potential options for people who suffer from facial disfigurement or loss of a jawline.

How did this come about? (We’re glad you asked.) Scientific researchers have been attempting to regenerate tissue for quite some time. None of them met with the success that Doctor Clokie did.

Bloomberg reported that Doctor Cameron Clokie and his staff at Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto General Hospital utilized proteins that encourage adult stem cells into metamorphosing into bone cells. What’s more, these stem cells have the potential to become any type of cell. Clokie used proteins to change into whatever type of cell a patient required.